Tipsday is chock full of informal writerly learnings!
K.M. Weiland digs into subtext and gives practical examples for how you can identify and apply subtext in your stories. Helping writers become authors
Later in the week, Kate shares more lessons from the MCU: how to choose the right antagonist for your story.
Roz Morris offers an exercise to show how you can shape your tone in your novel. Nail your novel
Vaughn Roycroft discusses the importance of storytelling in turbulent times. Writer Unboxed
Sara Letourneau helps you find the “why” behind your story. DIYMFA
David Corbett helps you fill linguistic holes with some super fun words. Writer Unboxed
Carly Watters shares four ways to write better dialogue.
Margie Lawson offers her rule #17: finessing backstory. Writers in the storm
David H. Safford guest posts on Writers Helping Writers with advice on hunting down story holes using a novel journal.
Janice Hardy continues her blog tour on Marcy Kennedy’s blog. Create an editorial map to make revisions easier. This is, incidentally, part of my process 🙂
Karen Woodward explores short story structure.
Gabriela Pereira interviews Jerry Jenkins on DIYMFA radio.
Christine Frazier compares Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Better Novel Project
Janet Reid shares six reasons she said “no,” recently.
Frances Caballo guest posts on Jane Friedman’s blog. A social media strategy that works: CARE about your readers.
Tim Grahl shares his perspective on the effectiveness of Facebook as a marketing tool for authors.
Authors offer their best writing tips. The Guardian
The Baltimore Sun shares John E. McIntyre’s “trigger warning” from his editing class at Loyola University, Maryland.
Moira Donegan covers the Emily Books Symposium session: what is women’s writing? The Awl
Kerry Gold’s L’affaire Galloway explores the UBC incident in its context and subtext (because there’s so much that hasn’t been stated). The Walrus
Janet Reid shares her thoughts on the difference between racism and using potentially offensive language in context in response to one college’s unequivocal idea of cultural sensitivity.
Mary Robinette Kowal offers a textile metaphor for cultural appropriation.
And here’s Foz Meadows’ response to Lionel Shriver.
Related (because it occured at the same literary festival): a journalist quotes a writer without permission. Liz Spayd for The New York Times.
Award news! Sunburst Award winners announced!
Wordstock, Sudbury’s literary festival. Nov 3-5, 2016. CBC
Canadian literati are coming to Sudbury for Wordstock. South Side Story
Last week marked the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth. Here are a couple of the articles that were posted in tribute.
- The dark side of Roald Dahl, by Hephzibah Anderson. BBC
- David L. Ulin: Roald Dahl’s twisted, overlooked stories for adults. The New Yorker
Shane Koyczan: 152 (audio only)
Wasn’t sure where to put this mixed bit of news. Sad to have lost him, but end-of-life issues are never simple and I honour his right to make this decision. Author W.P. Kinsella ended his life last week under Canada’s new assisted dying legislation. The Guardian
Take a look at Salvador Dali’s paintings of Alice in Wonderland. The Earth Child
Joel Minty offers advice to first-time readers of Steven Erikson’s Gardens of the Moon. Tor.com
Germaine Lussier reports that Disney’s new production of A Wrinkle in Time has its lead. i09
Connie Verzak offers some fodder for Droughtlander sufferers. The Daily Record
Hope you enjoyed, my creative friends.
See you on Thursday for some thoughty 🙂